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American International School - Riyadh, P.O. Box 990, Riyadh, 11421 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Upper School Academic Program

AIS-R is deeply committed to providing a comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum, implemented by a superior faculty and staff. The high expectations and standards of our academic program prepare students for admission into competitive universities around the world. In fact, last year 100% of AIS-R's college and university applicants were accepted, with most students receiving multiple offers from a variety of excellent schools. Following is a complete, at-a-glance listing of the Upper School Courses currently offered at AIS-R. A minimum of 23 credits including 12.5 hours of community service for each year at AIS-R and passing ‘Student Life’ are required for graduation.

For more information, please check the course descriptions in the 2021-22 Course Catalog and/or click the program titles below for philosophy statements and additional details specific to each offering.

Upper School Course Offerings

English Language and Literature

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • DP English Language and Literature SL, HL
  • DP Language A Literature Self-taught/School Supervised (for Bilingual DP Candidates; SL only)


  • Integrated Mathematics I-A
  • Integrated Mathematics 1-B
  • Integrated Mathematics II
  • Integrated Mathematics II/III
  • Integrated Mathematics III
  • DP Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches SL
  • DP Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL
  • DP Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation SL


  • Integrated Science 9
  • Integrated Science 10
  • DP Biology SL, HL
  • DP Chemistry SL, HL
  • DP Physics SL, HL
  • DP Nature of Science SL

Social Studies

  • Global Perspectives 9 and History & Geography of the Kingdom
  • Peace and Social Justice 10 (Blended Course) and Islamic Culture
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship/Business Start-up
  • DP Global Politics SL, HL
  • DP Business Management HL
  • DP Economics SL, HL
  • DP Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) SL, HL (taken online through Pamoja)
  • Psychology HL, SL (taken online through Pamoja)
  • Philosophy SL (taken online through Pamoja)
  • DP Core: EE/CAS
  • DP Theory of Knowledge

World Languages

  • Arabic I
  • Arabic II
  • Arabic III
  • DP Arabic AB Initio SL
  • DP Arabic B SL, HL
  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • DP French ab initio SL (taken online through Pamoja)
  • DP French B SL, HL
  • DP Spanish ab initio SL
  • DP Spanish B SL (taken online through Pamoja)
  • DP Mandarin ab initio SL (taken online through Pamoja)

Computer and Information Technology

Fine and Performing Arts

  • Studio Art
  • Yearbook Design & Production
  • Earth and Light: Ceramics and Digital Photography
  • DP Visual Arts SL, HL
  • Advanced Concert Band
  • Advanced Concert Orchestra
  • DP Theater SL, HL
  • DP Film (take online through Pamoja)

Wellness, Health and Fitness

  • Wellness, Health and Fitness 9
  • Advanced Wellness, Health and Fitness
  • Nutrition, Wellbeing and Culinary Arts

Elective and other Additional Courses

  • SAT Prep/Action Service Project
  • DP CAS Elective for non-DP candidates
  • Islamic Studies
  • Study 9
  • Study 10
  • Study 11
  • Study 12
  • Self-directed Study 11 & 12

The American International School-Riyadh
P.O. Box 990 Riyadh 11421 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 (0)11 459 7500
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